Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, we are also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.
League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of over 120 UK Universities, Lancaster University is consistently in the top fifteen.
The Management School of Lancaster University is quadruple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and the Small Business Charter
World university rankings
Lancaster is 132nd out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Lancaster is ranked 122nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, up from 136th in 2021 making Lancaster 15th out of the 101 UK universities included in the table.
An award-winning university
Lancaster has won two major awards from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We were named the International University of the Year in the 2020 guide, and the University of the Year in the 2018 edition.
World-class research at Lancaster
Lancaster is a research-intensive university, with 35% of our research classed as world-leading and 48% classed as internationally excellent in the UK Government's most recent independent review, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) survey, 83% of our research was rated as either internationally excellent or world leading.
Lancaster University has been named NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year 2021. The NEON Awards celebrate the transformative power that HE can have and recognise key achievements in the widening access to applicants. We deliver an innovative and progressive programme of activities for Widening Participation students from primary school through to the workplace.
Studying for a degree at Lancaster is about much more than gaining deeper knowledge of your subject. We also focus on giving you the student experience that can help build your skills, confidence and professional links.
One Degree, Two Locations
Did you know that you may have the option to spend your 2nd year at Lancaster University in the UK? Based on your academic standing, you may have the option to start and finish your degree in Germany and spend one academic year in the UK.
Lancaster's community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships at leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world.
The University has about twelve thousand full-time students studying at Lancaster for first and higher degrees, and about seven hundred academic staff out of a total staff complement of over two thousand. In addition, the University has partnerships with higher education establishments overseas, including Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing Jiaotong University in China, as well as a campus in Ghana. The newly opened campus in Leipzig now also provides a unique opportunity to obtain highly ranked UK education in Germany.
There are now over one hundred thousand Lancaster alumni across the world – a truly international community.